[What the heck is a near native? This species actually is not usually found in Ontario, although it is in Michigan. We recently found out that some experts suggest planting near natives because of the changes that are happening with climate changes; some species are moving north although they did not occur before. We love this one because it is a hit with native pollinators that need so much help, but if you are a native plant purist, maybe this one is not for you!]
This beautiful plant grew in large masses on our property so we had the opportunity to harvest some seeds. The plant itself prefers medium to dry soils but can adapt to many light conditions: we have it in our prairie section and our more wooded section.
The tubular flowers attract many insects and hummingbirds. Plants grow to about 1 m in height and spread easily.
When growing these fall into Group B of our types of seeds (see the image on the start page for the seed collection), so they do require some cold exposure.
In the seed picture, the round object is a peppercorn and many of the smaller dark objects are seeds so they are pretty tiny! I will encase a bit more so that you can find them, but I am also charging a bit more for these since it takes me longer to sort through the debris to get out the seeds.
Cost is for 20 seeds; shipping throughout Ontario comes at no extra cost.